By Olujimi Sesan
The Avila dinner and awards (ANDSEA) 2019 rolled off to a blistering start from November 6 with a number of activities lined up to mark this year’s edition of the awards.
Distributors of the organic skin and hair product arrived Lagos from different parts of the country as well as from several other countries in Africa and Europe to attend the prestigious event, numbering up to 300. The Virgin Rose hotel on Victoria Island Lagos buzzed with excitement and expectation as distributors converged for the annual lecture and training, where practical insights, invaluable information about the company and its products as well as strategies for sales were provided them.
Resplendent in Avila branded T-shirts on blue jeans with fez caps to match, the distributors, glowing in attestation of the products they market, found the lecture quite illuminating.
Speakers at the event came from diverse industry backgrounds but had innate knowledge about the beauty industry and Avila products, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on the training which was segmented into different sessions.
The themes of the training which covered virtually every concern about the skin and hair, included; Skin Anatomy, delivered by Mrs Hafsat Balogun Omotosho, ‘The Effects of Common Ingredients in Cosmetics’ delivered by a director of research at Avila Naturalle, Motayo Bolaji, ‘Increasing Sales Within your Territory’ was taken by Mrs Odumosu, legal practitioner Ofure Oaikhena handled’ Hair Care and Aloepecia’ while dietitian Mrs Amarachi’s class dealt on ‘Anti-Aging’. Other speakers at the event were Mrs Adedibora Olufemi and Mrs Adeyemi who spoke on ‘Dark Under-eye Circles and Dark Knuckles’ and ‘Maintaining a Healthy Work Balance’ respectively.
Unveiling “Sales Booster”- a compendium of sales strategies for distributors of Avila products and other information about the company’s products, author of the book, Temitayo Adewole charged the distributors to build a mindset of purpose, have passion and empathy for customers.
In-between lectures were fruit breaks, when attendees were treated to the delight of nature with an assortment of fruits, as well as the main course which followed after the training.
Thanking the distributors for their passion and effort, director of the company, Mrs Temitope Mayegun, urged them to keep the flag flying, assuring that there were even brighter days ahead as Avila would soon diversify.
The day culminated in a fun-time at the Landmark private beach in Oniru, Victoria Island, where the distributors wounded down to the cool refreshing ambiance and savory delights of the beach.
The Dinner and Award night is expected to hold today at The Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, where outstanding distributors of the company will be rewarded.
Avila Naturalle 2019 Awards, a Celebration of Excellence, Commitment and Loyalty
By Cyril Omenamein
All is well that ends well, as it is commonly said; and so it was with the 2019 Avila Naturalle Distributors Summit and Excellence Awards (ANDSEA), which came to a successful end at the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
This year’s awards was in every conceivable way a big improvement on the last edition of the annual event where over 300 distributors of the organic skin and hair care manufacturer were feted to the finest hospitality and rewarded for their loyalty, hard work and commitment to the brand.
The red carpet of the event kicked off at pm as guests and distributors to the prestigious event livened up the venue with photo shots and interviews before the main event.
Glowing in different shades of white attires with a touch of green, distributors of the company filled in the seats of the hall which was exquisitely decorated by Mo Events Company, excitedly exchanging pleasantries.
An hour on, the event was kick started with an opening speech by a staff of the company Oluwakemi Fafiyebi, just after the opening prayer by Pastor Ayobami.
There were four categories of awards on the night with the first category for commitment and loyalty, anchored by diamond partner Mrs Orji who handed out awards to deserving recipients.
Keeping the guests reeling in bouts of laughter as the event bore on was MC of the event Ajele Adeyemi and his partner, who did a great job coordinating the event.
After the second category of awards, guests were on cue for a sumptuous buffet, after which the third and last categories of the awards were made.
After the awards presentation, distributors of the company from the different states and climes, in a bold show of solidarity and appreciation for the MD of the company presented her with several beautiful gifts, for which she was genuinely thankful.
There was also awards for staff of the company and this year, the best staff of the year award was carted home by Oluwakemi Fafiyebi.
The high-point of the event was cutting of the event cake, as MD of Avila Naturalle, Mrs Temitope Mayegun, looking resplendent in a flowing dress, complete with a fascinator, executed with her husband and few other guests beside her.
In her closing remarks, Mrs Mayegun, humble, unassuming but a very practical person, thanked God for his kindness and mercies, for seeing the company through another glorious year, appreciating everyone the Almighty has brought her way in the course of Avila Naturalle and by extension Top Confectionery Limited; including the diamond partners, the various classes of distributors, staff, and of course her family; notably her husband, who is also the Chairman, board of Directors of the company, for the encouragement, support and understanding given her.
Appreciating God for having brought Avila Naturalle this far in two years, Mrs Mayegun expressed confidence that the company would soon become a household name, not just in Nigeria but all over Africa and the rest of the world.
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PEARL AWARDS NITE HOLDS NOVEMBER 2017
The annual award ceremony for winners at the Nigerian Capital Market popularly known as PEARL Awards Nigeria, will this year 2017 take place on Sunday November 26, 2017 at the prestigious Eko Hotel &
Suites Lagos, with the theme “Winning with Tenacity”. The Annual PEARL Awards nite has been a platform where quoted companies and key stakeholders in the capital market are rewarded for their contributions to the growth of the market and the economy in general.
According to a release signed by Olalekan Adekoya, Secretary, Board of Governors, this year’s edition promises to be an outstanding nite of glamour, funfair and celebration of excellence. Additionally, there would be other side attractions that will include exclusive red carpet reception, cocktails and high class executive networking opportunities and so on.
This year’s event, will host the ‘who is who’ in the corporate Nigeria, and will feature Awards in 3 broad categories, namely, Main Competitive Category; Special Recognition Awards Category and Honorary Awards Category. The Main Competitive Awards would be determined using globally acceptable parameters that include Turnover Growth; Return on Equity; Profit Margin Ratio and Share Price Appreciation among others.
The PEARL Awards Nigeria instituted in 1995 is a private sector, not-for-profit, non-partisan and Non-Governmental Organization initiative to reward companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
for Operational and Stock Performance based on objective and globally accepted parameters, thereby enhancing vibrancy, growth and development of the market.
Similarly, “the PEARL Awards Nigeria after 2 decades (1995-2016) of publishing the Nigerian Stock Market Annual (NSMA) has decided to rest the publication and replace it with a stronger and richer online publication. Thus, effective from this year, PEARL Investors’ Review would be published online on a quarterly basis while the bumper
edition would be published in hard copy and presented publicly at the annual Awards Nite. The objective is to make it more practical, analytical and readers’ friendly in line with technological changes in the environment, “ Adekoya added.
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